Russell C. Currier NEWPORT — Russell C. Currier, 75, died on May 13, 2020, at his home, after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Lebanon, New Hampshire, on Sept. 1, 1944, son of Clyde and Helen (Snow) Currier. Mr. Currier graduated from Towle High School with the class of 1962. He worked for 16 years at Newport Hospital in various roles, such as purchasing agent, supervisor of housekeeping, and maintenance. He also served as a purchasing consultant to New London Hospital in New London, New Hampshire. In 1984, Russell and his wife purchased Foxchase, a 26-room Georgian Colonial home on 130 acres in South Sutton, New Hampshire. They owned and operated it for more than 20 years. They got the home licensed for assisted living for 12 older clients, whom they allowed to bring pets. The Curriers remained there until 2005, when they returned to Newport. Russell then studied and became a pharmacy technician, working at Rite Aid in Newport for three years. He then became a volunteer at Newport Senior Center, where he managed and staffed the gift shop. For several years, he cooked rings of sausage on the Common at the summer fundraiser and at the annual Center yard sale. Mr. Currier was the president, vice president and treasurer for the Newport Area Home Health Agency. He served on the Board of Trustees at the Newport Hospital, and as president, vice president and secretary for the New Hampshire Association of Residential Care Homes. He enjoyed square dancing with the Bradford Country Squares. Mr. Currier was predeceased by his first wife, June (Seace) Currier, who died in 1978. He also lost a brother, Cecil "Danny" Currier, and a sister, Joyce Gobin. He is survived by his second wife, Deirdre (Hickey) Currier; and two sons with his first wife, Jeffrey Leon Currier and wife Lee of Forrest City, Arkansas, and Jonathan Scott Currier and partner Tiffany Demayo of Newport, New Hampshire. Mr. Currier has a granddaughter, Sarah Currier, mother of two great-grandchildren, Anya (2 years old) and Steven (5 months old); and another granddaughter, Lindsay Norling, resides in Arkansas. Surviving family include three brothers, Eddie Currier of Alabama, Thomas Currier of Newport, New Hampshire, and Larry Currier of Croydon, New Hampshire; two aunts, Shirley Jennings of Goshen, New Hampshire, and Margaret Currier of Claremont, New Hampshire; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Throughout his life, Mr. Currier was well-known by family and friends for his amazing Christmas decorations and his excellent cooking showcased at summer and holiday get-togethers. He will be sorely missed by all who enjoyed his generous nature, dry New England humor and light-blue-eyed gaze with a twinkle. Calling hours and a memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Newport Senior Center, P.O. Box 387, Newport, NH 03773; or Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse and Hospice, P.O. Box 2209, New London, NH 03257. Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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